President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, members of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and guests, February 19, 2007
Scope and Contents
The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Some of the earliest photographs of the estate were created and sold to visitors by the Association as a means of income. Those efforts helped to establish an important collection of 19th century views. The collection spans the 1850s to 2000s and includes over 140 linear feet of analog material providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, and changes throughout the estate.
- Creation: February 19, 2007
- White House (Washington, D.C.) (Photographer, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.
From the Collection: 89 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)
Language of Materials
President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush pose on the piazza with members of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and their guests during a President's Day ceremony. Front row (left to right): Lisa Moore, Vice Regent for Virginia; President George W. Bush; First Lady Laura Bush; Regent Gaye Hart Gaines (FL); Jean Sherrill, Vice Regent for North Carolina; Executive Director, James Rees (MVLA). Second row (left to right): Sue Keeler (MVLA); unidentified young man; Gail West; Stanley Gaines; ___; the Honorable Togo West; Florence Davis; and William Lipscomb Davis, Jr.
10 in. x 8 in.